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The TechCrunch High 3

  • Fowl, fowl, fowl is the phrase: Numerous Twitter information right now, so sit again and take all of it in. First, Elon Musk confirms what we principally all knew — he purchased Twitter as a result of he thought he’d be pressured to. Darrell has extra on that. Additionally, Ivan writes that the legacy examine mark you’ve gotten is ready to run out on 4/20…we expect. We’ve heard that earlier than, however now some colleagues are seeing them go. And in case you missed it, Amanda reviews that NPR leaves Twitter and that Twitter, Inc., has a brand new title.
  • Who’s there?: Truecaller is bringing stay caller ID to iPhone to its premium tier subscribers, however there’s slightly bit of labor concerned on the a part of the consumer. Jagmeet has extra.
  • Gimme a beat: Music makes every little thing higher, and a brand new integration with Spotify offers Strava customers a soundtrack to their actions, reviews Aisha.

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Are we alone in assuming all of you’ve gotten at the least two LinkedIn notifications to attach from somebody who hasn’t discovered find out how to add a photograph to their profile? Or they might be shielding their id for different causes, in fact. Both approach, you most likely need to hold it strictly enterprise on LinkedIn. Properly, Aisha writes that LinkedIn rolled out a free function to confirm your id and employment so as to inform if it’s the precise individual. Now, whether or not or not you need to present a authorities ID and cellphone quantity to a social media website is your name.

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